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Sacha Polak

Sacha Polak (born 1982, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Sacha Polak graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy in 2006 with her short film, Teer, which was selected for several different IFF. After this she made the short films El Mourabbi (2007), Drang (2008) and Onder De Tafel (2008). In 2009, she attended the Directors’ Lab at the Binger Filmlab and in 2011 she directed her first feature film, Hemel. Hemel had its premiere at the 2012 Berlinale, where it received the prestigious FIPRESCI Award. Sacha spent last year in Berlin, where she was invited by the Berlinale to take part in the Residency Programme to develop Zurich. In 2013, her personal documentary New Boobs premiered at the Netherlands FF.

 

Filmography
Teer (2006, short), Craving (2008, short), Under the Table (2008, short), Brother (2011, short), Hemel (2012), New Boobs (2013), Zurich (2015).

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